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Ultracet/Ultram differences

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Pain Medications
I know that Ultracet contains acteaminophen and that Ultram does not. I have used Ultracet for years but stopped taking it last fall as it was not working anymore. My doctor suggested trying Ultram instead since I use Percocet and we are trying to keep the Tylenol dosage as low as possible.

Can anyone tell me if Ultram has worked for them especially if you have taken Ultracet before?

This bitter cold weather is aggrevating my lumbar area where I had a fusion last March. My cervical bulging discs are really causing me problems as well. So I am open to trying anything!

Thanks for any help you can give me.


  • take Ultram and Zanaflex with Norco for when the pain days are really bad. I do quite well with it. Also , my hubby who has had 3 back surgeries ( a little over 10 years ago) only takes Ultram for his pain and he doesn't take it daily....he works 12 hour shifts and walks over 5 miles a day at work....now we both have extremely high tolerances for pain which may be one reason that we are able to take the Ultram and not need to be on heavy narcotics at all times. If your doctor wants you to try it then go for it...the worst that could happen is that it won't work for you and then you are no worse off than you are right now but if it works then great...even better. I wish you the best in all of this and please do keep us posted as to what you decide and how you do. If there is anything at all that I can help you with then please just let me know. Take care....Miki
  • I have been on both Ultracet and Ultram before. Both seemed to work OK for me. I prefer Ultram as it does not have acetaminophen/paracetamol.
    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • I have it here and it works for just the normal aches. If I am in severe pain and mix it with a muscle relaxer or sometype of like valium it works even better.
    Of course nothing will beat percocet.
    I found the ultracet to give me a upset stomach. I think because of the tylenol in it...

    Good luck
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